However, an Achilles injury suffered in his first practice with the Bills prevented Merriman from playing that season. He had one sack in five games last year before being sidelined again to have surgery on his Achilles and to heal a shoulder injury.
Fellow defensive end Chris Kelsay was delighted to see Merriman back.
“It is always nice when you can bring a guy back that is acquainted and comfortable with the scheme and the system that we are in,” Kelsay said. “A guy that is a veteran who knows how to go about his business, he knows what is expected and he is going to come right in and pick up right where he left off.”